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JUSTICE TO THE DEAD. We are sorry that our contemporary, the Rbyl Journal," should have commented so severely upon one paragraph in our article on 'lfi late Yicar, and forgotten, what was due in one organ of the press to another. The jor lavishes upon us the most violent terms tbuse he could think of. Our conluct in discharge of a public duty is said to be s, and unpardonable our remarks are 'acterised as an "unwarrantable and base and we ourselves are accused of meanness and cowardice." It would appear from the whole scope of this critique that we are at issue up >n almost every P'Hiit. The editor of our contemporary is a Churchman who. with the zeal of a newly.made convert, is anxious to paint everything about him in roseate hues. We, in the simplicity of e faith of our fathers, use our own eyes, and Y to judge anr' speak of things as they are. .e is guided by an old heathen motto, De ttuis uildsi.bonmn." (Of the dead say no- Iltg but v nat is favourable.") We, on t ne other hand, believe in the amended K-tto >f De mortals nil nisI: vernm. (" Of the ead say othing but what is true.") In this we 3llow ,all most eminent biographers of the olld, ancient and modern and we claim that 6come much nearerto the infallible example of lVIne revelation itself. In our issue of the 'th instant, we published an account of the fe and death of the late Vicar, and gave what '.e felt to be all honest and candid estimate of is character from an independaut view. In 'ioing so, we could not avoid coming across the trong feeling of antagonism which he some- |mes displayed towards Dissent, and notably ae action he took in the School Board contest. 11 that was then down was publicly discussed the papers, in much stronger language than 5 expressed in the paragraph in question. le Church party were then put all their de- Ice, but to this day they have not cleared up at we referred to in connection with the le memorial. In our notice we did not ne the Vicar for anything beyond giving ,Outtteiiance to such a proceeding. It was lectioneering dodge, which might have iiiiiioticed under ordinary circumstances. I Vicar's name alone gave it respectability, -tamped it with genuineness which is the j amen of our charge. 1 against the virulent abutse of the "Journal/' ■^y state that we have received the highest liments and thank* from the most emi- Churchmen in Rhyl for our articles. hall not repeat all that was said, or it may ii i our brother editor more jealous than he | ie generous language in which we referred ■ 1 apparent fault was not considered em "a sting," nor did it in any way mar the :'al effect of the creditable part which the Journal professes to admire. Since ,re upon the subject, we may as well refer «P ,er paragraph to which exception has 1 hy over-zealous Churchmen. That | e latter portion of the funeral account. It i °^e\er necessary to state that we consider denominations as perfectly equal, and we eve that all Dissenters have equal right to 01 m the duties of their respective offices. )ur. estimation, no Christian Minister how- high a diguifcaiT he may be. has no right )ok down upon a brother minister whatever be hIs position. We intimated in the ilst fanner that the late Archdeacon, Orilinallv a Noiicoiifoi-inist, like his inothev, was during his career in Rhyl, !tents" and purposes, a Churchman. In »y of his zeal, he committed many acts -ssion, and in the exclusiveness of office c Viri a suPei>i°rity which Nonconform- | xc(j axiy respect for themselves strongly 1 'Tn in+n +1! 1 frmeral all these things were as CiL ^e ^ground. All parties met stiana to honuui' the deceased, not as Vicar of Rhyl; not as Archdeacon and Canon Residentiary not as promoter of de- nominational as against Board Schools; not as one who denied the right of Dissenting Minis- ters to preach and administer the Sacraments but as a faithful Minister of the Gospel, irre- spective of the accidents of office. As we said before, we met at St. Asaph, to pay our last tribute of respect to him, as a genuine man, a true Christian, and a perfect gentleman." We can offer no apology for a candid expression of opinion we make no retraction of manly senti- ments uttered in a true Christian spirit.
FLINT BOROUGH ELECTION. LIBERAL MEETING AT BAGILLT. A public meeting in support of the claims of Mr. John Roberts, the Liberal candidate tor the representation of the Flint boroughs in Parliament, was held last Thursday at Bagillt. It was intended to hold the meeting in the Independent Chapel, but it was afterwards decided that it should take place in the open air at Pentre. There was a numerous attend. ance Mr Arnold Lupton was voted to the chair He was supported on the platform bv Mr John Roberts, Messrs. J. L. Muspratt, S. Muspratt, T. Hughes, P. M.Evans, J. R. Evans, R. Lloyd D. Owen, W. Davies (solicitor), J. Howell, D. Lloyd, W. Pryce Jones, Evan Evans, E. Parry Jones, Joseph Hill, Allen Jones. W. Jones, Evan Morris, the Rev^ Dr. John Thomas (Liverpool), the Revs. E. Evans (Holywell) and W. A. Thomas Messrs. B Jones, Evan Lloyd, and W. W Thorn ,s^Lord Richard Grosvenor was expected, but, shortly before the proceedings began, a telegram was received stating that he was unable to leave the House of Commons in consequence of the debate on the Cattle Bill not having closed. The Chairman, who was received with loud applause, delivered an excelcnt speech in sup- port of the Liberal canuidate. Mr Roberts, who was received with loud ap- plause in the course of his address, said he had looked through Mr Pennant's speech on the pre- vious evening thinking there might be some- thing in it that he could ansewer, but it con- tained little but personalities about him. The Tories seemed to be thinking the electors would prefer a Conservative who lived two miles within the border of the county to a Liberal who lived two miles outside the border. (Laughter.) If necessary, he could trace his ancestry on his mother's side back to a good Flintshire family. But it was not on such grounds that he had ventured to come before them. They would not vote for him on such grounds as those. (Hear, hear.) With reference t) the Burials Bill, Mr. Pennant said that if non- conformists and churchmen would only meet face to face they would have no great difficulty in comingto a settlement satisfactory ? The only settlement ihat he had proposed as yet had hPPIl that where the nonconformists were ill a maiority in a parish, after a great deal ot dis- agreeable work, they might get something passed which would allow certain ministers who had been licenced, and were under the control of some proper authority, on certain occasions and under certain restrictions to bury nonconformists in certain places. They did not want their friends buried under such restrictions. (Ap. clause) Mr. Pennant said h°, trusted to the Secenoy of the Welsh people. Why could he not trust them to -the full extent r (Cheers.) They were not a brawling people and if they wanted to make a disturbance they would go to the churchyards or chapelyards, where they buried their dead, to do so. It was a scandal to the Conservative party that they should hesitate to give to the nonconformists their rights in this matter. (Applause.) They might depend upon it that if a Liberal Government had been in power they would not have had the long period of anxiety with regard to the Eastern question which had told so much against the trade of the country. The cause of the bad trade was the prevailing uncertianty, and the cause of the uncertainty was that the Government of this country was in the hands of men who cared more for ambitious design in statecraft than for the real well-being of the people. (Cheers.) Alluding to the subject of the game laws, Air. Roberts said he thought they inflicted much hardship upon the people. He desired in this matter f airplay for everybody, for the gentle. men who owned game and for the P:)Ql'. Mr Pennant spoke of the Government as one which served the working classes. Who had served working classes most, the Liberals or the T VThe Liberals," and cheers.) Who gave them the big loaf and free trade? (" The r 1 -al-0 The Government were at that very T f+wiiio- to make meat dearer t\n- the poor t.me tj>mg to m w&g & bm befQi.e thfl San of Commons which was intended to ? vt the importation of cattle from America. Ta "n Y wayTobtaining cheap and good meat in England was to bring cattle from America in where there was an over-supp y. WoiSto restrict. ('-Shame.") This it w a 1 1 h t te t-or the big loaf He appealed toJ*e } They who L H in the depths of the earth to get coal worked in the uej atjon tLat coald be dG!e ,0 them-and it was from the Liberals fhat thev received most consideration. (Cheers.) Hc wt ^e thevdidnot think any the worse C 1 ■,? hpraiKe the other side said he was a of him fc a straUgar either rihe people of Wales or to the.people of Flintshire, or to the wants of the working V > ke wag retUrned to the^House of Commons ("You will be should not be a stranger there to the wants of the working people, but whatever it was in^the power of one man to do for them it would be his effort and his duty to do. (Lond applause). The resolution pledging to support Mi Roberts was enthusiastically passed. f
LIBERAL MEETING AT HOLYWELL A meeting of the supporters of Mr. John Roberts was held on Wednesday 111 the board schools at Holywell, There was a large atten- dancev, the chair being occupied by Mi. Adam Eyton, of Plas Llanerch-y-Mor. Mr. Bobeits addressed the meeting at some snbseauentlv, on the motion of Mr. J. naker, seconded by Mr. J. Roberts, a resolution was passed to the effect that the Liberal candidate passed to the effect that the Liberal candidate was a fit and proper persona to represent the Flint boroughs in Parliament, and pledgin0 the meeting to use every legitimate means to C, secure his return. THE DATE OF ELECTION. The nomination is fixed for Monday and the polling for Friday.
RAILIVAY ACCIDENT NEAR PRESTATYN. William Morrissey, a young Irishman, was found by Police-constable Griffith on the line near Pres- tatyn, multigated in a fearful maimer by a passing train. The man was brought to Rhrl but Dr. Roberts ordered him to be taken to Bangor in- firmary, but he never rallied after his legs where amputated, and died at the Infirmary about ten o'clock Wednesday morning-. In the afternoon an inquest was opened by Mr J. H. Roberts, the district coroner for Carnarvonshire. The body of the deceased was identified by his brother, a draper in Sackville-street, Dublin. It appeared that the deceased left home on Monday, intending to go to Australia by the steamer Lusitania, which sails from London on Saturday, and was booked through to Melbourne. Two men from the some place, named Sullivan and Foggarty, were going with him, and these are believed to have been travelling in the same compartment when the train left Bangor. Mr Edward Jones, stationmaster at Bangny, ,iid that lie had communicated with the officials at Chester and with the guards of the tram by which the deceased was travelling, and had ascertained that nothing was said to them by the fellow-pasaengers of the deceased. The coroner commented upon this circumstance, aud as the case was a very suspicious one owing the conduct of the men travelling with the deceased, he adjourned the inquiry for a week, and directed the police to communicate with the detective department in London with a view to the detention of Sullivan and Foggartv.
RHYL POLICE COURT. TUESDAY, 25th JUKE, 1878. Before the Rev. G. A. Butterton, D.D., and W. Price Jones, Esq. TIKUNK AND EEFTJSINO TO QUIT Thomas Purcell, Vale-road, Rhyl, was charged by P.C. Denson, with the above offence.-Henry Perry Castle Hotel, said the prisoner called at the Castle Hotel, for his allowance for attending a Court at Rhyl—Mr. Perry referred him to Mr. Louis. He was drunk and would not quit, whereupon the police was sent for, and prisoner was locked up. Committed to gaol for fourteen days. WEDNESDAY 26th June. Before W. Price Jones, Esq. VAOBANCY. William Date-sun, London, and William Bartin Southport, were brought up by P.C. R. Gdffiths: charged with sleeping in a barn, and without visible means of subsistence. They pleaded guilty, and were both committed to gaol for 7 days hard labour.
OPENING OF THE WESTMINSTER HOTEL, RHYL. The opening of the above magnificent hotel was celebrated by a public luncheon, on Thurs- day afternoon last. This hands une structure (which was erected for out- enterprising towns- man, Mr W. Wynne) stands on the East Parade, opposite the Pier, and commands a splendid view of the sea and mountains. The building contains large coffee-room, fitted up with all the latest improvements ladies ditto commodious drawing-room, with semi-grand pianoforte; six sitting-rooms sixty-five bedrooms with 75 beds; large billiard-room, fitted with two mas- sive tables, supplied by J. Ashcroft, Liverpool; bar; bar parlour; smoke-room; kitchens, with improved cooking apparatuses; lavatories, &c., &c. The furniture is of a most costly descrip- tion, and supplied by Messrs Milligan Brothers, Buxton. The gas fittings are of rich pattern. Amongst those present at the luncheon, we noticed the following:—Rev. G. A. Butterton, D.D., J.P., (President); Councillor Andersson, (vice-president) Major-General Pierce Dr. Girdlestone, Dr. A. E. Lloyd, S. Perks, Esq. and Mrs. Perks, P. Browne, Esq., and Mrs Browne, O. George, Esq., and Mrs George, W. Wynne, Esq., M. D. Roberts, Esq., L. R. Morgan, Esq., W. A. Dew, Esq., W. C. Langley, Esq., G. D. Burdett, Esq. (London and Provincial Bank) R. Oldfield, Esq., H. A. Steer, Esq., T. Evans,' Esq., J. P. (Denbigh), J. B. Harris, Esq., D. M. Elder, Esq. (Liverpool), W. C. Cheever, Esq., (Liverpool), J. Bramley, Esq., J. Parry Jones, Esq., Lewis, Esq. (Conway), W. Thompson, Esq. (Manchester), Councillor Fowler, D. W, Roberts, Esq., T. Sheen, Esq., Rev. W. LI. Nicholps, &c., &c. The repast was of a most sumptuous kind, which will be seen by the fol- lowing bill of fare :— Darne of Salmon. Mayonuaise of Lobster. Fore Quarter of Lamb. Ribs of Beef. Roast Pea Hen. Roast Chickens. Chickens a la Bechemel. Tongue, in Aspic. York Hams. Pigeon Pies. Veal and Ham Pies. Galantine of Veal. Lemon Jelly. Golden Jelly. Fruit Jelly. Italienne Creams. Blanc Mange. Genoise Pastry. Ice Pudding. Dessert. w i x E s ,-u.1- J.lH:a.lJ.LLU\n. Champagne. Claret. After the president had returned thanks, he proposed in befitting terms the health of Hei Most Gracious Majesty the Queen." God Save the Queen by the Band, the com- pany also joining. The President in giving" The Prince and Princess of Wales and the other members of the Royal Family," hoped that the Prince would be induced to visit their beautiful town and to stay at the Westminster Hotel. (Cheers. God bless the Prince of Wales by the band, P. Browne, Esq. next proposed The Bishop, Clergy, and Ministers of all denominations," and in doing so he could say there were no harder- working clergymen to be found anywhere than in Rhyl.(Hear, hear.) As to the Bishop.he was the right man in the right place and he had no doubt but that the other ministers did their duty. He would couple with the toast the name of the Rev. Mr Nicholas, senior curate. Rev. Mr Nicholas responded, and alluded in feeling terms to the valuable services rendered to the town by the late Ven. Archdeacon Mor- gan. The President gave The Army, Navy, and Volunteers," which was responded to by Major General Pierce, Lieut. Jenkins, and Dr. Girdle- stone. S. Perks, Eiq., next proposed The Lord Lieutenant and the Magistrates of the County." He was quite sure that the gentleman who held the high and imp )rtaiit office, would not be liable to loose any of its dignity. (Hear, hear.) As to the mag s'rates, they did their duty with confidence and credit, to the community. They had a very difficult task to perform, and he thought they were not sufficiently thanked. The President responded, and Mr Oliver George made a few remarks. The President said he had a very important toast to propose—" Success to the Westminster Hotel." (Loud and continued applause.) He had only been informed half-an-hour previous that he was to preside, and though the weather was so hot, he could not refuse the offer, being al. ways anxious to do anything for the good of the town. (Hear, hear.) The splendid building in which they were assembled, with its elegant furniture, was one with all the modern improve- ments. It has been a want long felt in Rhyl that we should have a first-class hotel-and we have that in the Westminster Hotel, which would be the means of enticing visitors to come down amongst them. (Hear, hear.) He was sure they wished the gentlemen every success in their undertaking. He coupled with the toast the name of Mr Wynne. Mr Wynne in responding,thanked the president on behalf of himself and the other gentlemen for the handsome way in which he had proposed the toast. He considered that the growing re- quirements of the town needed a first-class hotel where visitors of tlie higher class could come' and stay. (Hear, hear.) Many present knew he had difficulties to contend with, but he wished them to be buried in oblivion. The great- est satisfaction to him would be to see visitors comino- to the hotel-by that means doing good to our town. He was also thankful to those gentlemen for some little interest they had taken in the project; and he would here men. tion that the hotel was not erected out of a spirit of opposition he wished to disclaim any such intention. (Hear, hear.) He had lived long enough in Rhyl to know the requirements of the town. Fortunately he had the means through the little savings he had accumulated while in business, and had spent it in what he thought would be for the good of the town. He wished again emphatically to state that the Westmins- ter Hotel was not erected in spite of anyone. (Hear, hear.) He thanked them all lor fVipir wesence and. support that da) (A-pplause.) Mr T. Sheen (secretary to the Company) pro- posed "The Town and Trade of Rhyl," in eulngistic terms. Mr H. A. Steer and Mr R. Oldfield very suit- ably responded. Mr Andersson, in very flattering terms, pro- posed The health of the worthy President, alluding to his excellent qualities, and his readi- ness alwavs in coming forward to assist in every undertaking which benefitted the town. The President acknowledged the compliment. Mr Cheevers proposed" The healtb of Mr and Mrs Hancock," (the manager and manageress). He was sure he could not say too much in praise of Mr and Mrs llancock. who bad come from the service of the London and North Western Rail way- C o,whei-c they had been very highly ap. preciated. (Hear, hear.) Mr Hancock responded, and said he would en- deavour to do all he could to make the hotel a success. The remaining toasts were The Ladies" re- sponded to by Mr M. D. Roberts), The Visi- tors," and The Press." During intervals the Pier Band played selec- tions of music.
RHYL PETTY SESSIONS. MONDAY, June 24th.—Before T. G. Dixon, Esq., (chairman), Sir W. G. Williams, Bart., and W. P. Jones, Esq. PERMITTING DRUNKENNESS ON LICENSED PREMISES. This case was adjourned from last sessions.—Mr Louis (who appeared for the defendant) said she was too ill to attend. He had been that morning for the doctor to get a certificate, but he was not in. How- ever he could say that his client was very bad, and he would be responsible for all that may occur in the case.-The Clerk But the defendant ought to be here.—Mr Louis You may take the case ex-parle.- The Clerk: Oh, no, no.—Mr Louis I still tell the court that the case may proceed without the presence of the defendaut; but if the court wishes her here I will send for her.—The Chairman: You had better try and get Mrs Perry to be present.—Mi Louis: Then let the case stand for a short time.—Mrs Perry having arrived, the charge was proceeded with.—P.C. Gibbons said, that about 8.30. on Sunday night, the 19th instant, his attention was directed by some gentlemen to a man named Purcell, who was lying on the road. He went after him, and found that he had been seen at the Castle Hotel, with a glass of beer, while in a state of intoxication. On enquiring at the Castle Hotel, the barmaid said, "I did not serve him; a friend treated him with a glass of beer." Purcell remained in the house a few minutes, and afterwards came up to him, and said, I had my beer in spite of you."—Cross-examined by Mr. Louis -I saw defendant on the road, from the other side of the street. The proprietress was not in the hotel. He had no order to remove the defendant, but he came in seven or eight minutes after he went in.- P.C. Jones corroborated the evidence of Con- stable Gibbons.—Mr Louis said there was not the slightest evidence to show that drink had been given to Purcell. There were three persons in -two were sober-Purcell came in, but never had any drink in the house. It is perfectly clear that the lady who sits there, is more dead than alive, and lie thought it most dangerous to bring a person like Mrs Perry there. The Chairman: you should have a doctor's certiricate.-Ir Louis sent a lad for the doctor, but he was not at home. He thought that it was the person who supplied the drink, and not the propri- etress who ought to be dealt with. He was instruc- ted to say this, his client came there with a good character.—Livinia Mason said, she was barmaid at the Castle Hotel. She remembered some Sunday evening when the police came to the hotel. There were three persons in, and one of them ordered three glasses, giving one to the man Purcell, who had only been in a few minutes. They had orders not to serve anyone in drink. There were a number of people in. Purcell would not go out when requested.—Inspector Mc'Laren informed their worships that the defend- ent was fined some time back for drunkeness.—Mrs Perry was about to proceed to give evidence, when she became so ill, that she had to be removed out of court.—Mr Louis still protested against his client having to be brought to court, when she was in such a dangerous condition. However lie would submit to the dicission of the court.—The Chairman said, there had been an offence committed and lie would inflict a fine and costs of £ 2 lis., the license to be endorsed. THE LATE ASSAULT CASE. •Mr E. H. Edwards said that on leaving the court after the last sessions, he was met by a number of witnesses, who said that the story of the hot water was not true; and that the witness Hamp- son had committed perjury, which had almost grown into a public scandal. He simply brought these facts before their worships, in order that they may take proceeding's against the parties. The Chairman thought they could do nothing in the matter.—Mr E. H. Edwards: Then I will make it my business to bring it forward at a future period. HAWKINO WITHOUT A LICENSE. Ann Morris was summoned by P.C. Gibbons with hawking without a license at Rhyl on the 13th June. He was in company with P.C. Jones. He noticed the defendant, and saw her sell butter in Conway-street. He went up to the house, and heard her make the bargain, and saw her receive the money. Cross-ex- amined by Mr Ll. Jones, Conway (who appeared for defendant)—I saw her going to Mr Dod's house. I asked her did she sell the butter, to which she re- plied that it was ordered.-P. C." Jones corroborated witness's statement, and said he had occasion to watch defendant before.—Mr Jones said that it was clear from the summons that his client was charged with hawking- without a license. He maintained that there was no license required to sell victuals, such as butter, eggs, fish, &c.-The Clerk: That is not so, Mr Jones.—Mr Jones I submit that a hawker's license is not required to sell victuals.—The Clerk Under George III. it would not be an offence but under section 13 of the local act it comes under license. [Here at the suggestion of the Clerk the wording of the summons was altered.]—The Chairman suggested that Mr Jones get witnesses to prove that his client was not hawking.—After a short interval Mr Jones said he supoened two witnesses, and he was sorry to say that one or two others were not at home. He also produced a book, containing the signatures of those parties who were in the habit of ordering butter, &c., weekly.-Ellen Hitchenerwas called, and said she was housekeeper to Rev. J. Dod. She remem- bered defendant coming to the house with a pound of butter, which was ordered. She was not in the habit of taking anything else. Cross-examined by Inspec- tor Me. Laren—I never take any other things except butter ordered. I do not know the defendant at all. The Inspector said the defendant brought the case, so as to defy the Commissioners as she refused to pay market tolls. Their worships retired for a few minutes, when the Chairman said they were of opinion that she had infringed the law.—Fine 6d. and costs 10s. Mr Jones, applied for a new case which was granted. William Williams, Denbigh, was summoned by P.C. Gibbons, with selling butter without a license. Mr E. H. Edwards defended the case.—The officer stated that on the 13th June, he was on the West Parade, when he noticed the defendant coming along in a conveyance. He went to the end house, and then to the fourth, where he sold two tubs of butter then he went to Myrtle House, and sold another, and the servant told us that she. Mr Edwards—Was defendant there.—Witness No.—Mr. Edwards Then hold your tongue.—The constable continued— afterwards we went up to defendant, and asked what lie had got in the basket, to which he replied lie had nothing. He opened it and found some eggs.—Mr. E. H. Edwards cross-examined witness at some length.—P.C. T. Jones gave evidence in support of P.C. Gibbons.—Mr Edwards said his client was known as a common carrier between Rhyl and Den- bigh, but he carried only for customers, and if he was obliged to get a license for that, the J1. X. W. R. Co., would have to get one for those goods they de- livered to their order.—Ellen Williams, 55, West Parade, said defendant only carried orders, and did not sell.—Mr. E. H. Edwards called upon their worships to dismiss the case.-The Chairman (to Constable Gibbons); Mr Edwards has spoken very sharply but you have given your evidence very well indeed. There was a doubt in the case, and they dis- missed it. giving the benefit of the doubt to the defendant. Inspector Mc'Laren: The defendant supplies milk in town.—Mr E. H. Edwards: I will answer to that when he is brought up. I am sur- prised that a man who knows his business like you, should interfere. A BATCH OF VALE ROADIANS. Robert Jones, (alias Bob-y-tinker) was brought up on warrant, charged with being drunk and disorderly on the llth of May. P.C. R. O. Jones said the defendant was very drunk and disorderly.- Defendant said he had only a glass".—The chair- man said there was a long list against him, and he would have to pay a fine of 33s. or 14 days.—Louet JFiUiains, labourer. Vale-road, was brought up on warrant and charged with the same offence by the same officer. Fined 10s and 13s costs. John Tlill- u-ard, alias Millett (an old offender), appeared be- fore their worships, charged with being drunk and riotous on the llth May.—P. C. Gibbons stated that about 11 o'clock on the day in question he was on duty in Vale-road, when his attention was called to a great disturbance in the neighbourhood of defendant s sister's house. He went in and found defendant try- ing to choke his brother-in-law. He (the consta e) endeavoured to persuade the defendant to go ou^- but he refused: whereupon he was oblige^ o o him up.—P.C. R. 0. Jones corroborated the evidence of last witness.—Defendant made the plea that he was not drunk that he was annoyed by his hrother- law. Fined £ 1 and 14S. costs.»«« charged with a similar oftence. Fined »• co^ts, or 14 days. r,,v FIGHTING AND ASSAULTING TIIT ROLICT. John Williams, labourer, Vale-road, was with the above offence.-P.C. JonM said he was o ;> duty in Vale-road, when he heard cries of P<^°e He went in that direction and found the defendant fighting with another man named Hughes. He en. deavoured to seperate them both, when the defend- ant rushed at him and gave him a blow in the face and a kick in the ribs; and at last he was obliged to hand- cuff him.-P.C. T. Jones corroborated witness' state- ment.Tlieir worships said it was a serious case, but as the defendant had not been before them for some time, he would be fined 25s. and 5s. 6d. costs, instead of six month's iiiiprisonment.-Tliotiaav Hughes was charged with being drunk and fighting in Vale-road. Fined 5s. 6d. and costs. WILFUL DAMAGE. Two young boys named William Wright and Tr il- liani htglchy were charged with destroying turkeys eggs, the property of Mr R. Morris, Hendre, Rhudd- lan.—Mr Jones, Conway, said Mr Morris did not wish to press the case, but that] their worships would give them a severe reprimand.—The Chairman (address- ing the defendants) said they deserved a; good whip- ing, for spoiling a nest of valuable eggs. Mr Morris had been very kind in dealing so lienently towards them. They should go and ask Mr Morris's pardon.—This the defendants did, and the case was dismissed.—John Erans, another boy, was charged by Inspector Me Laren with damaging the notice board of the Rhj 1 Commissioners, situated on the Parade. The Inspec- tor said he would withdraw the charge, on the costs amounting to 4s. 6d. being paid, which was done. CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. John Middleton was charged by Inspector McLaren wish ill-treating a donkey on the 17th June.—The Chairman said the defendant should be ashamed < f himself. Fined 10s.-Petei- Evans was charged with the same offence. Fined 8s. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. Bridget Gallagher, St. Asaph, was charged by P.S. Parry with being drunk and disorderly in June, 1877. —In answer to the chairman, defendant said It can't be helped, as it happened." Fined 10s. and coats.—John McManus was charged with the same offence on the 16th June, by P.C. Hughes. Fined 7s and 88. costs. -Etl?vai,?l Davies was charged with a simillar offence.—Fined 8s. and 7s. costs.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES. DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES. Ou Wednesday, the 19th inst., the annual dis- tribution of Prizes at the End of the Easter term was held in the library of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. The Ven. Archdeacon Griffiths, Neath, occupied the chair. A n announcement was made that Mr. Harry Powell, who died recently had, bequeathed P,5,000 to the College. It was also stated that the Government had refused to make the grant asked for, viz. X,2,,500 agreed towards its maintenance and J65000 towards the complition of its buildings. The Memorial supporting that grant had been signed by Boards and institut- ions representing a population of 1,368,500. The same Government voted Scotland in annual grants to the extent of 1;15,984, and a special grant of 2140,000 towards the New Buildings at Glasgow. To Ireland it gave annual grants of 23"1,609 and a special grant ot £ 100,000 to the Queen's College, yet, Wales received no grant whatever. The Principal then read the follovinv prize list. and the Chairman made the presentations, ac- companying each with a suitable remark :-Ex- aminations for the style of Associate—First Examin- ation—First Division:—1st Prize.—Parry, W. LI., pIold, Williams, G. C., Mold, Equal SecondDivision (Alphabetically arranged,) Howell, H., St. Davids, Lewis, John, Llandeilo, Hughes, H. L., LIanbadarn, Rogers, W. J., Welshpool. Second Associate, First. Division, (In order of merit.) 1, Lloyd, J. E., Liverpool (1st Prize.) 2, David, Thomas, Llanelly (2nd Prize.) Second Division, Parry, E. W., Aber- ystwyth. Third Examination, Second Division, Evan Evans, Ystalyfera. Third Examination for the style of Associate in Music, Second Division, Lewis, William, Liverpool, Parry, David, Llauberis. Powell, W. M., Chester. Professor Craig's Shakespeare Prize-J. M. Jones, Vilendre, Llandyssul. Prize offered by the New Shakespeare Society, 1877—David Adams, B. A., Hawen, Rhydlewis. Books:—Publications of the Society for 1877—Subject:—Essay on Hamlet. Prize offered by the New Shakespeare Society, 1878 -John G. Davies, Carnarvon. Books :-Publica. tion of the Society for 1878—Subject:—Shake- speare's Delineation of Character. The Principal added that the certificate gained in the final examin- ation for the style of Associate, was equal to the pass B.A. in one of the Engligh Universities. We are very glad that at the first examination for the title of Associate of the University College of Wales," Messrs G. Cooke AVilliams and W. L. Parry, both of Mold, were placed eg in the first class, thus winning the first prizes offered to the first successful candidates. The subjects, composed Greek, Latin. French, mathematiee, English History, and Grammar, and composition. We beg to congratulate the families of the young men, Mr W. Hopwood, of Argoed Colliery, and members of the School Board, step-father of Mr Williams, and Mr Parry, Marlowe-terrace, father of W. L. Parry, both parents being highly and de- servedly respected in t ie town and district.
= RHYL. THE REV. DR. PUNSHOX, the eminent) and popular minister, is announced to preach in the English Wes leyan Chapel to.morrow (Sunday) evning, when there will no doubt be a large congregacion and we would recommend all who wish to hear him to be in good time. RHYL SCIENCE AND ART CLASSES.—We are pleased to learn that the promoters of the above classes in- tend winding up the present Session hy holding a conversazione at the Town Hall, on Tuesday next, when a number of works of art, curiosities, &c., will be exhibited, and a selection of music performed at intervals during the evening. Most of our reader, are aware that several of the students presented themselves for government examination last month, the results of which are most gratifying and in ad- dition to this, two of the classes, viz. :—Botany and Physiology were submitted to still further test in periodical examinations conducted by taeir respective lecturers, who will make known their awards on Tuesday evening. We trust that all who have been favoured with invitations "will avail themselves of this opportunity, not only by spending an intel- lectually enjoyable evening, but also of shewing their appreciation of the efforts made to raise the standard of education in 7oiir town. Those who pos sess articles likely to be of interest should not be backward in coming forward to support the com- mittee, as we feel confident that a movement such as this which tends to elevate the social condition of our townspeople generally, deserves the hearty good will of all.
RHYL WINTER GARDENS. To the Editors of the RHYL ADVERTISED. DEAR SIRs,-Permit me to call the attention, not only of visitors to this our favourite watering place, but also of our feliow townspeople, to the most amusing and interesting programme, which is rightly carried out at the Winter Gardens. The Gardens themselves I desire to leave them uninentioned, they speaking for themselves, particularly now when there is an unrivalled display of roses in bloom. Dr. Holden, the well-known magician, who is in his bland and agreeable manner, makes even decep- tion pleasant, passes a very enjoyablejhalf-hour with his guests; and on the conclusion of his part of the performance, his place is occupied by Miaco, the India-rubber man (or rather boy as I should call him), who certainly performs some most astounding tricks, making one imagine that there is no such thing as a backbone or anything else in a man's system, other than whalebone. After him comes Tula, the Mexican wonder, and wonder he certainly is as regards teeth. The idea of playing with 561b. weights, as'if they were penny toys, and that with his teeth while he is suspended upside down on the trapeze, is really wonderful, and at the concluding portion of his performances, when he swings round at wondrous speed by the aid of his teeth alone, be- ing at the same time surrounded by a blaze of fire- work, is a marvellous act and deserving of the sup- port of everyone in Rhyl.—Yours respectfully, Rhyl, 28th June, 1878. VICTOR.
MARRIAGE. HUMPHREYS—BRAMWELL—On the 27th inst., at St. Paul's Church, Brunswick Street, Manchester, by the Rev. E. Hewlett, MA., Absalom James Hum- phreys, of Manchester, son of Mr A. Humphreys, of Rhyl, to Annie, daughter, of the late Mr George Bramwell, of Rhyl, formerly of Offerton, Stockport. DEATH. JONES.—On the 25th inst., Jemima, the wife of John Jones, baker. Rhyl, aged 85 years.
= RHUDDLAN. ANCIENT ORDER OF DRUIDS FRIENDLY SOCIETY.— On Saturday last, the 22nd iust.. the lodge Phoenix of the above Order held its anniversary. The day being fine, the members assembled at the Marsh Inn and formed themselves into a procession. Headed by the splendid brass band of the Denbigh Volun- teers the procession proceeded along-the principal streets, and visited some of the gentry's residences in and about Rhuddlan. At 1.30 they returned to the Marsh Inn where there was a sumptuous dinner • provided for them in Mrs Hughes's best style about 60 partook of the splendid repast set before them. I The president was the Rev. Thos- Rowland, vicar, who. after the tables were cleared, said that it gave him great pleasure to be among them on their anni- versary day. He was always ready to do all he could in furtherance of every good object: and believed that the friendly societies were institutions worthy e ]us of every generous person's support. These societies had done a great deal of good had been the means of saving many, during a long illness, from seeking parish relief. He understood that this lodge had been formed only five years ago; and taking that into eonsidcratic.; it had increased con- siderably as the report would shew. He concluded by thanking them for the warm reception they had given liini, and hoped they would enjoy themselves during the afternoon. Afterwards the meeting was addressed by the secretary of the district, and Mr John Williams, secretary of Rhuddlan lodge. At three o'clock a procession was again formed, which wended its way to the ancient castle, where innocent sports were indulged in by the members and others- the band playing during intervals. Prizes were taken For running by C. Dingle. Cefn; Edward Evans, St. Asaph Henry P. Lewis, St. Asaph, &-c. And for jumping, R. P. Evans, Denbigh Edward Evans, St. Asaph. &c. Mr Tohn Williams acted as starter, and Mr J. M. Thompson as judge. Everything passed off successfully and to the satisfaction of all. -It appears from the report that this comparitively newly-formed lodge is in a very satisfactory condition, both financially and numerically. The receipts aid expenditure for the yen- ending Dscember, 1377, were EIIS 14s 7d; sick payment, XI 13s 6d funeral allowance, £ 14: leaving a balance of £ 92 14s 31 in the savings bank. Besides the members' monthlv payments, it is also liberally supported by about 20 honorary members.
FUNERAL OF P. ELLIS EYTON, ESQ.,M.P. The funeral of the late member for the Flint Boroughs took place on Saturday last. It was not generally known that it was a public one, the invita. tions being given to only a few, or no doubt the at- tendance would have been much larger. The cortege was announced to leave the Hydropathic Establish- ment at 11 o'clock in the morning, but it was nearly 12 o'clock before it started. The following was the order of the procession A deputation from the Rhyl Foresters Club. Rev. J. Thomas and Dr. Lloyd. Friends, three deep J. A. Hughes, Esq.,Wrexham, Chairman of the Firt- shire and Denbighshire Law Association; M. D, Roberts, Esq., Rhyl, Hon See., of ditto. The mace-bearer, with mace (draped in crape) of the Flint Corporation. Alderman Dyson (deputy-mayor). Jas. L. Muspratt, y Esq., J.P., H. Taylor, Esq., (town clerk), Alder- derman Ishmael Jones (representing the Corpora- tion of Flint) and E. K. Muspratt, Esq. Three bearers THE HODY Three bearers First Mourning" Couch: JMrs Charles. Vincent baines, Esq.. Mrs Baines, and Adam Eyton. Esq. Second Mourning Coach: Richard Jones, Esq., (the deceased London agent), Peter Browne, Esq., C.C., Mr Bithel (law clerk), and Mr Snowdon (valet). The Carriage of J. Roberts. Esq., Bryngwenallt, containing Mr Roberts, W. R. Williams, Esq., &c. The Carriage of Lewis Morgau, Esq., containing Mr Morgan, and the Rev. G. A. Butterton, D.D., J.P. The Carriage of Vincent Baines, Esq. Among the invited were Thomas Winston, Esq., W. Pryce Jones, Esq., J.P., Mr Roberts, solicitor, Bangor, Major Penn, &c. There were also in the procession W. E. Snialley, Esq., S. Roose, Esq., 1^1, Plunket, Esq., Messrs Commissioners James Davies. Abel Jones, J. Griffiths, William Reynolds, M, Mr John Divine, Mr Owen Edwards, Mr Williams Gas Office, &c. The interment took place at Llanynys Church, near Ruthin, the friends following the decea8 id as far as the boundary of the township the hearse and mourn- ing coaches proceeded by road through Denbigh, at the latter place the carriages of Dr. Pierce, T. Gold Edwards, Esq., and J. Roberts, Esq., Geinas, joined the procession. The burial service was read by the Rev. E. Mathew Jones, of Llanrhaiadr, who officiated in the place of the vicar. The coffin was of polished oak with brass moun- tings, covered with a magnificent velvet pall; the coffin was made by Mr W. Evans, Wellington Road, and on the lid of it was a magnificent breast-plate bearing the following inscription "P. Ellis Eyton, M.P. Died June 19th, 1878. Aged 52 years." The undertaker was Mr Parry, draper, Tottenham Buildings, High Street, Rhyl, and in the discharge of his duties gave every satisfaction. Upon the coffin were floral crosses and wreaths, two of the latter from the Winter Gardens, worked by Dicken- son. the head gardener; one was also placed on the coffin at Trefnaut by Mrs Lewis, of the Vicarage.
OPENING OF A NEW ORGAN. The opening of the grand new organ of the English Baptist Chapel took place on Wednesday last, for which purpose the services of W. S. Hoyte, Esq., of London, were obtained. The instrument, which is equal to any of its kind in the neighbourhood, was erected by Messrs Stringer & Co., of Hanley, which fact alone is a sufficient guarantee that the organ is 6- of the best nnke, tone, and fiuish. The following is a lescription of the organ: Two ninnuels. CO to G, the Pedal Organ, Compass CCC to F great organ, CC to G: opea diapason, 8 feet. 53 pipes stop diapason bass, 8 feet; 12 pipes clarabella treble, 8 feet, 44 pipes principal, 4 feet, 56 feet; stop'd flate, 4 feet, 56 pipes fifteenth, 2 feet, 56 pipes bell gamba, 8 feet, 44 pipes: clarionet, 8 feet, 44 pipes. Swell organ, CC to G open diapason, 8 feet, 56 pipes, lieblich gedaot, 8 feet, 56 pipes; gemehorn, 8 feet, 55 pipes mixture (two ranks), 2 feer, 112 pipes haut- boy, 8 feet, 56 pipes coronpean, 8 feet, 56 pipes double diapason, 4 feet, 56 pipes salcionel (bass from No 10) 8 feet, 44 pipes. Pedal organ, CCC to F: open diapason, 13 feet, 30 pipes. Couplers Swell to great, swell octave to great, great to pedals, swell to pedals. Three double acting composition pedals. The Organ is erected in the gallery at the south end of the chapel. It is simply bare justice to say that Mr J. D. Ainsworth and Mr Frank Jones, ably assisted by the pastor and a committee of managemeut, have worked most energetically for this object, and they will be happy to receive subscriptions to defray the cost, amountiiie- to over :t:iOO At the afternoon recital the atretdauce was small. The Rev.D uncanMaugregor conduc :ed the proceedings. The singing of the opening chorus "Hallelujah" (Beethoven) was on the whole good, a slight weak- ness in the soprano parts being the only f&ult. The second chorus" Hallelujah" (Handel) was a really good performance, and does great credit to the training of Mr Pratt. The organ playing of Mr W. S. Hoyte was a great treat both morning and even- ing, and was certainly the finest organ performance ever heard in Rhyl. The most noticeable items being (in the morning)—No. 2, a Fantasia in C Minor (W. S. Hoyte), and No. 8, "Tocatta and Fugue" in D Minor (Bach). In the evening, "Prelude a Fugue" (Bach)," Bouree" (W. S. Hoyte), and the final overtune Morandi," in all of which the performer's wonderful execution and command over the instrument were fully displayed. The vocal pieces by the choir of the Congregational Church, under Mr Owen Edwards, were cretitably rendered. Miss Brown sang very sweetly the solo, 0 thoa that tollest:" her rich voice being very effective in the lower notes. Mrs. Norbui-y, as usual, sang, 0 had I Jubal's lyre," with great effect. Disappoint. ment was felt that Mr Frank Jones, owing to severe sore throat, was unable to sing his solo. Of the organ, it is impossible to speak too highly-the opinion of everyone being that in tone, variety, and workmanship, it is perfect. Mr Hoyte, and several of our local organists having played upon it, have expressed their unqualified approval. The concert at the Town Hall, on Thursday, proved a rich treat, and ought to have been better patronised. Miss Dyson sang, Where the Bee sucks," in very nice style. Miss Brown was very happy in her rendering of both of her songs—her articulation being ex- ceptionally good. Mrs. Norbury's song, "Sleep I'm watching o'er thee," was siniplv exquisite. Mrs Dovey made her first appearance here. Her render- ing of both her songs was so good that we cannot refrain from expressing a hope we may soon hear her again. Mr. Pratt was evidently suffering from a cold, but still sang his two songs grandly an I with true artistic feeling. Mr Frank Jones deep b tSS voice was heard to advantage in his two songs, but he was evidently much out of his usual form, and seemed to sing with some effort. The Duet, Love and War" (Mr. Pratt and Mr. F. Jones), was well sung, and elicited an encore, as also did the trio, This Magic Wore Scarf," in which Mrs Norbury joined the two gentlemen named above. The g ce, The Chough and Crow," brought to a conclusion a very excellent programme, which must have greatle delighted those who had the good fortune 9 7 present.
formists and Catholics were enabled to take offices under Government, and to take their share in the local government of the country; that has given the franchise to the people, and made our legislature truly representative. The Roman Catholics of the present day seem to have forgotten their indebtedness to the Liberal party. They seem to discard the memory of that noble army of Martyrs, who, for generations, fought by their sides and sac- rificed their blood and treasure in the purchase of the civil and religious liberty which they now enjoy in common with other subjects of the realm. Talk of religious education as a question upon which to split up the party. Does any man believe for a moment that a Non- conformist wishes to exclude religion from the training If a child ? Who have done more for religion than they have ? The church catechism is not religion the formula of a sect does not contain the essence of Christianity. The Bible is read in our British schools. Lesson books containing large ex- tracts from the sacred volume are taught there. In Beard Schools also the Bible is read, and i: J ui "XT1,n reugiuu on a broact oasis is rauguu I. more do we want ? Is it fair that the Church of England should use Government money for the pur -,ise of proselytizing the children ? Is it fair that any sect should be subsidized out of the general fund of the country for its own aggrandizement ? What the Liberals say, wliether they be Nonconformists or Church- y men and what the Legislature has confirmed, and the Education Department endorsed is, Government money must not be used except for secular teaching. You can use the schools, out of school hours, for religious teaching, but we shall not pay you for it; and the management of the schools shall be in the s of the people who contribute towards support. any false ruraouni have been circulated to letriment of Mr ROBERTS. One absurd g is that he refmses to employ any Irish- J i when he has more than 100 Irishmen in employ at Liverpool. Another incorrect tement is that be confines his liberality to own denomination. We have only to ier to the Cardiganshire ejectment, the nerystwith University College, the Associ- .ion for promoting English worship in North ales, and many other objects of a kindred iture, to shew that Mr ROBERTS loves his na- on, and distributes hi-generosity amongst all asses and sections and names. Mr ROBEBTS' candidature is based upon ..1 1 -1_* iese broad principles: civil ana leugiuua ,berfy and equality to their ful'est extent; conomy in the expenditure of public money mcient services and merit instead of patron- ge, reduction of taxation, prosperity of trade, reedom of commerce, without restriction or lonopoly. Under Liberal administration tha country has always prospered—the people have obtained justice-all interests have been pro- tected—the constitution of the country has been strengthened, and England has been set up as an example to the civilized world. It is this party of progress, the friends of the people, the promoters of equality, fraternity, and liberty, the supporters of the highest in- terests of the country, who are now on their trial. We do not fear the result. But we wish their chamjyon, Mr JOHN ROBERTS, the chosen candidate of a truly representative meeting of Liberals, to be returned by such a majority as will convince the Conservatives, Vat it will be useless their ever contesting the it again. Liberals be active, be faithful, 0 e united